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Adkins, Lesley

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Works: 73 works in 354 publications in 1 language and 12,705 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  Dictionaries  History  Biography  Naval history  Pictorial works  Terminology 
Roles: Author, dgs
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Handbook to life in ancient Greece by Lesley Adkins( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 2,244 libraries worldwide
This excellent resource covers, in broad subject areas, 3,000 years of Greek history, from the Minoan civilization of Crete to the defeat of the Greeks by the Romans in 30 b.c. Gathers information on leaders, the military, economy, industry, commerce, towns, architecture, the Greek language, Greek literature, religion, myths, art, philosophy, science, and everyday life
Jane Austen's England by Roy Adkins( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 993 libraries worldwide
Nearly two centuries after her death, Jane Austen remains the most beloved of novelists in the English language, incomparable in the wit, warmth and insight with which she chronicles the wayward hearts of her unforgettable characters. Her work also offers a vivid depiction of rural life in late Georgian and Regency England, its country balls and ivy-covered vicarages, its social hierarchies and its anxieties about property and income. Yet the milieu Austen depicted is only one aspect of her era. For 29 of her 41 years the country was embroiled in war. Dramatic changes in industry and agriculture were transforming the country's physical and social landscape. This book offers a new view of her world in a wide-ranging and detailed social history of English life in the early nineteenth century, from weddings to childbearing, from education to fashion, from labor to leisure and finally to the rituals of death.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Dictionary of Roman religion by Lesley Adkins( Book )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 988 libraries worldwide
A who's who of all the Roman gods and those from other cultures that were a part of the Roman empire. Also contains articles on spirits, places, buildings, and religions that existed in the Roman world such as Judaism, Christianity and Druidism
The war for all the oceans : from Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo by Roy Adkins( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
An action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War, a naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, beginning with Napoleon's seizing power and ending with the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, the authors draw on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the details of a sailor's life--shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war. This epic narrative history will appeal to fans of Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester, as well as all readers of military and social history.--From publisher description
Empires of the plain : Henry Rawlinson and the lost languages of Babylon by Lesley Adkins( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of nineteenth-century archaeologist and explorer Henry Rawlinson, describing his ascent of western Iran mountains, where he deciphered ancient carvings that were key to understanding cuneiform scripts and languages
An introduction to archaeology by Lesley Adkins( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Gives a full account of what archaeology is all about
The keys of Egypt : the obsession to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs by Lesley Adkins( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
The fascinating true story of the race to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs and of the rediscovery of ancient Egypt-a world that had been closed to the West for centuries
Archaeological illustration by Lesley Adkins( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 libraries worldwide
A thesaurus of British archaeology by Lesley Adkins( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
The handbook of British archaeology by Lesley Adkins( Book )
29 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Abandoned places by Lesley Adkins( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Looks at abandoned places in Pakistan, Pueblo Bonito, Scotland, Libya, Poland, Turkey, Tunisia, Iran, Syria, India, Cambodia, Mexico, Iraq, Italy, Greece, England, Jamaica, Egypt, Zimbabwe
The keys of Egypt : the race to read the hieroglyphs by Lesley Adkins( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
"When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, his troops and scientists were astonished to discover ancient temples, tombs, and statues, all covered with strange markings - the last remnants of a language lost in time. After the Rosetta Stone was uncovered, hope was raised that the mystery of this ancient writing could be solved. Egyptomania spread throughout Europe, and the quest to decipher the hieroglyphs began in earnest, for it was understood that fame and fortune awaited the scholar who succeeded." "The Keys of Egypt is the fascinating true story of the race to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs and of the rediscovery of the world of ancient Egypt - a world that had been closed to the West for centuries."--Jacket
Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England : how our ancestors lived two centuries ago by Roy Adkins( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Jane Austen, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, lived from 1775 to 1817. Her fiction focuses on the gentry and aristocracy, and her heroines are young women looking for love. Yet the comfortable, tranquil country that she brilliantly devised is a complete contrast to the England in which she actually lived. Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray fascinating aspects of the daily lives of ordinary people, from forced marriages and the sale of wives in marketplaces to boys and girls working down mines or as chimney sweeps
Jack Tar : life in Nelson's navy by Roy Adkins( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
"When Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest hero, was born 250 years ago, the navy for which he sacrificed his life depended on one thing above all else: the thousands of sailors and marines who manned the great wind-powered wooden warships. These ordinary men were drawn - often unwillingly - from all over Britain and beyond, and they made the Royal Navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. Yet their contribution has frequently been overlooked, while the officers who led them became celebrities." "Jack Tar gives these forgotten men a voice in an exciting, enthralling, often unexpected and always entertaining picture of what their life was really like during this age of sail. Personal letters, diaries and other manuscripts reveal how these men - and even some women and children - lived, worked, fought and died on board the warships. Their emotions and experiences are explored, from the dread of press-gangs, shipwreck and disease to the exhilaration of battle, grog, prize-money and prostitutes."--Jacket
The war for all the oceans : [from Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo] by Roy Adkins( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
An action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War, a naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, beginning with Napoleon's seizing power and ending with the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, the authors draw on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the details of a sailor's life--shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war. This epic narrative history will appeal to fans of Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester, as well as all readers of military and social history.--From publisher description
The little book of Egyptian hieroglyphs by Lesley Adkins( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
The keys of Egypt : the race to crack the hieroglyph code by Lesley Adkins( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
"When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, his troops and scientists were astonished to discover ancient temples, tombs, and statues, all covered with strange markings-the last remnants of a language lost in time. After the Rosetta Stone was uncovered, hope was raised that the mystery of this ancient writing could be solved. Egyptomania spread throughout Europe, and the quest to decipher the hieroglyphs began in earnest, for it was understood that fame and fortune awaited the scholar who succeeded.In rural France, Jean-Francois Champollion, the brilliant son of an impoverished bookseller, was obsessed with breaking the code of the ancient Egyptians texts. At sixteen years of age he decided that he would dedicate his life to the decipherment of hieroglyphs.Suffering from hardships of poverty, but with devoted support from his older brother, Champollion made slow but significant progress in decipherment. After the Revolution, however, France was a dangerous place; an unguarded word could mean ruin, exile, or even death. Always possessed of strong political beliefs, Champollion often found himself in grave personnel danger. Yet he continued to strive for the key to the ancient texts, and he persevered despite ill health and the knowledge that he was at the mercy of vicious political enemies. Even more troubling to him was the threat of failure-his closest competitor, the English physician Thomas Young, also working to solve the puzzle of the hieroglyphs, and he was rapidly gaining ground. In 1812, Champollion made the decisive breakthrough, beating Young to the prize and becoming the first person to be able to read the ancient Egyptian language in well over a thousand years.The Keys of Egypt is the fascinating true story of the race to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs and of the rediscovery of the world of ancient Egypt- a world that had been closed to the West for centuries."--Amazon.com
Talking archaeology : a handbook for lecturers and organizers by Lesley Adkins( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
 
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Adkins, Lesley
Smith, Lesley 1955-
앳킨스, 레슬리
アドキンズ, レスリー
レスリー・アドキンズ
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